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Police Log: Milford Police Use Taser, Complaint about Kids and Snowballs

The following information was provided by the Milford Police Department. Charges do not indicate a conviction.

Police Log: Milford Police Use Taser, Complaint about Kids and Snowballs

Tuesday, Feb. 12

4:39 p.m.: An 11-year-old boy was hysterical in the background of a call placed to police. Police responded for a well-being check.

6:51 p.m.: Target employees contacted police for assistance in apprehending a shoplifter. Target reported the man was "known to fight" and is well-known to the establishment. Police responded and an officer deployed a Taser in the process of getting him into custody. Police arrested Michael Pete Harding, 50, of 54 Tulip Cir., South Grafton, on charges of larceny over $250 and resisting arrest. An ambulance was called to evaluate the man after the Taser was deployed.

7:31 p.m.: Police received a report of a Dodge Caravan in the area of Purchase at Wales streets, operating erratically. The vehicle had been circling the area. Police determined the occupants were solicitors. They had not checked in with police, as is requred. They were given a verbal warning.

9:00 p.m.: A woman walked in to police headquarters to report an ongoing dispute with her brother-in-law.

9:33 p.m.: Art's Towing repossessed a vehicle on Lincoln Street.

9:50 p.m.: Woburn Police asked police to help recover a stolen iPhone, possibly on Purdue Drive.

10:33 p.m.: A neighbor reported a possible domestic on Congress Street. Police responded and determined it was three males, two females, getting excited about a basketball game. No crime was involved.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

4:07 a.m.: A caller on High Street reported two vehicles were going back and forth, playing loud music.

9:14 a.m.: A woman who was intoxicated attempted to purchase alcohol at West Street Liquors. She could barely stand or walk, police were told. Police responded and located the woman at West at Parkerhill streets, and requested an ambulance because she had fallen and hit her head. She was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center.

9:33 a.m.: A black SUV was reported to be driving erratically on West Street, with the operator crossing the double yellow line. Police could not locate the vehicle.

10:57 a.m.: A police detective conducted a well-being check on a woman who had been in a verbal argument with her father, and was left at BP Gas on Main Street. The man took off to his home in Millis. Police gave her a ride home. The argument was verbal, not physical.

11:22 a.m.: A man walked in to police headquarters to report someone had struck his vehicle yesteray at and then left the scene.

12:13 p.m.: A manhole cover was reported to be loose on Purchase at Dilla streets. Police contacted the Milford Highway Department.

12:53 p.m.: Franklin Police asked police to contact a woman on Claflin Street regarding shoplifting. Police contacted her and she said she would be in contact.

1:48 p.m.: A man on Claudette Drive reported vandalism to his car.

3:26 p.m.: A person walked in to police headquarters to report a scam.

3:34 p.m.: A caller asked to speak to an officer at Stacy Middle School, reporting that three or four kids were throwing snowballs at the entrance of the bus loop.

3:35 p.m.: Police responded to the to speak to youths who were talking about fighting.

3:55 p.m.: Sprint reported they were receiving threats from a man in Milford. Police responded to his home address but he was at his workplace.

5:02 p.m.: An electrician reported power would be shut off to the Big Lots plaza, saying they would be working on the sprinkler systems. The Fire Department was contacted.

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